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15 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
14 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Is the UK ignoring the value of "public goods" in organic farming?
The National Trust has issued a new farm health check report as the UK government embarks on a new agriculture strategy. ...
View news from United Kingdom New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
12 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Nominations open for Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award 2020
Nominations are being sought for women in the dairy industry who connect people, inspire others, and share their knowledge as the Dairy Industry Women of the Year Award is launched....
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
View news from United Kingdom Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
10 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine reduces mycoplasma and calf mortality
A Scottish farm has significantly reduced incidences of mycoplasma and calf mortality by using a new mycoplasma bovis vaccine....
View news from United Kingdom UK commercial farming can deliver on sustainability pledges if given the chance
A new report examining the role of commercial agriculture in the UK says it has the potential to solve sustainability challenges, generate employment and boost the post-pandemic economy....
09 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU backs the newly launched COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign
The UK National Farmers Union is asking all farm businesses to consider how they can play their part in achieving a net zero carbon economy ahead of the global COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign....
View news from United Kingdom New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health
Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm....
08 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on certain goods to secure trade deal
In an effort to break the Brexit deadlock between the UK and EU and negotiate a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods....
06 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
05 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom New podcast available for cattle vets
CattleCast will give farm vets news, practical support and CPD when they're on the move. ...
04 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Training and Education Directory to help students find relevant dairy courses
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has launched a one-stop-shop for students looking for training and education courses related to the dairy industry....
View news from United Kingdom Members of UK dairy industry raise concerns over new Hardship Fund
After the UK government released details of a new fund aiming to help dairy farmers in England overcome the impact of COVID-19, the NFU and RABDF requested clarification on eligibility criteria. ...
03 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Details announced for UK's Dairy Response Fund
A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed today....
29 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farm vets urge Lords to reject Agriculture Bill
Farm animal vets push for a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" in an open letter to the House of Lords that urges them to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. ...
28 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom #FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
27 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
View news from United Kingdom RADBF webinar gives practical farm health and safety advice
Dairy farmers are being encouraged to tune into a practical 30-min health and safety Webinar after data reveals the chances of being involved in an accident on a farm is far higher than construction....
25 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom New app reduces weigh time at the crush
Breedr and Tru-Test integration reduces weigh-time to less than 20 seconds and enables smarter decisions live at the crush....
View news from United Kingdom Home cooking rekindles love of meat and dairy during lockdown
Consumers have returned to comforting food staples they know and love, including meat and dairy, during the Covid-19 crisis as they cook more home meals....
24 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom BSAS unveils finalists for its prestigious 2020 Industry Prize
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is delighted to reveal the five finalists of its 2020 Industry Prize....
22 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF submits evidence in last ditch attempt to save foreign dairy workers
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) after they launched a six-week call for evidence last week (13 May) on skills shortages in the UK....
View news from United Kingdom UK government releases nine steps to safeguard dairy technicians as they return to work
The Government has issued new guidelines for farm workers as COVID-19 restrictions begin easing to make sure workplaces are as safe as possible....
21 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy podcast helps farmers gain better control of their milk price
Dairy farmers should consider evaluating their businesses and assessing the vulnerability of their supply chains after disruptions caused by Coronavirus highlights the fragility of the sector....
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